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Best upgrade for my computer to play WoW?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Valenciente, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. Valenciente

    Valenciente

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    Hi everyone,

    I am playing World of Warcraft a lot and I am having a bit of trouble catching along in raids because of my FPS which is really bad when there is a lot of different effects and lots of people.

    So I decided to do an upgrade to my computer.
    What I would like to know is what would be the best thing to upgrade for it; and seeing as I mostly play only World of Warcraft on it, I would like to update it in a way that would be best to improve my gaming performance in it.

    These are my specs:

    OS: Windows Vista 64bit
    Motherboard: nVidia Gefore 7050 / nForce 620i
    Processor: ntel Celeron 450 2.2 GHz
    RAM: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM 667 MHz
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 (Onboard)
    Power Supply: 250 Watt (Not sure about the brand)
    Case: Minitower (Perhaps I need something better to allow for better airflow?)
    Model: Acer Veriton M264

    Thanks for all your help.
    Regards from Valenciente's girlfriend.
     
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    aCid888* New Member

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    Obviously a graphics card upgrade is the way forward, but, your PSU is very weak so you should look at something low powered like a 9500GT or something along those lines that doesn't need a PCI-e power connector. :)
     
  3. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    The CPU is holding you back too. Buy a decent graphic card and the processor will be a bottleneck.

    EDIT: BTW, is WoW more CPU hungry or vid card hungry?
     
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    video hungry!!!

    BTW you rig is garbage:eek:
     
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    That Celeron I believe is in the same performance as a Atom330, I think you should get a E7x00, a Corsair 400CX or HX520 and a used 8800GT from someone in the FS (why pay 120USD on an 9800GT when u can get a 8800GT for 65ish)
     
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    get a pentium dual core with a decently high clock, and a 4670 or a green 9800GT if you can swing it... maybe up to 4GB of ram.
     
  7. Valenciente

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    WoW is more CPU hungry actually.
    And for £322 including mouse and keyboard, I think it's a pretty nice computer.
     
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    And I only wanted it to play WoW decently, not Crysis or something. A 4670 is really overdoing it for WoW.

    Thanks to all of you who posted, appreciating it.
     
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    Not sure
     
  10. Valenciente

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    About what? The price? Depends where you live.

    The hungry part? I am.
     
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    yeah but its really cheap... its probably so close to whatever other lower end card that you would otherwise buy that you would be throwing away money/performance by going with something crappier.
     
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    why dont you play it on your main rig:confused:
     
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    If you have read the last part of my other post, it was posted by my girlfriend.
    Which makes my main computer not quite playable by her, as we play together.
     
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    BTW thing are not so cheap in europe then usa:rolleyes:
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    It's alright for Denmark.

    I'd get something pretty cheap dual core (then she can watch movies at the same time!), maybe a e5200 (it's overkill, but still.. Anything will make a pretty big difference)? And the graphic card.. Lord knows.

    EDIT: THey have a demo Geforce 9500GT DDR2 for 305 DKK at komplett.dk. And a 9800gt for 630 dkk.

    EDIT again: Which maybe wasn't as cheap as I thought...
     
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    what I mean is that a 9500GT is 40 pounds and a 4670 is 52... for 12-15 pounds more you get twice the gfx power.

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=362982&CatId=2697

    http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=362982&CatId=2697

    And yeah you can "play" WoW with lower settings, but you can turn on AA and AF with the 4670 and your new magic hat :laugh: will look cooler
     
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    well you are right!! i just pointed out that you americans have alot cheaper computer parts:p
     
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    I know its great... :D

    But that pretty much applies to almost everything (except Medicare), not just computer parts :p
     
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    yea your healtcare is the most idiotic thing (i hope that someday they fix that):)
     
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    You need a new CPU, a E2200 would be a good choice. You also need a much better PSU, its very weak. A good 500w unit should suit your needs. Obviously you need a new graphics card too, HD4830s sell very cheap now and are great performers. I would go as far as to say you need some decent memory too, but you might want to throw a knife at me if I say that :p

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127420
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116063
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231166
    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817184008 Remember to set the switch to 115v on the back of the PSU.

    All in all the total price is about $260, but thats just what happens when you buy crappy pre-built machines :eek:
     
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    Be a nice BF and give her a good rig, hehe
     
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    lol my would-be GF won't get any crap from me if I ever build her a puter, it would be half decent at least. That reminds me.. I need to give Danielle a text. Thanks for reminding me douglatins :D
     

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